With Coating Of Nonadherent Face Of Lamina Patents (Class 156/278)
  • Patent number: 11964428
    Abstract: The present invention provides a bottom plate of a resin tank for three-dimensional printing, which is manufactured through the following steps: substrate surface roughening step: treating the upper surface of a transparent substrate by using a plasma, or disposing a composite film on the upper surface of the transparent substrate to form a non-smooth surface structure having pores; substrate surface modification step: sequentially performing an activation treatment and a fluorination treatment on the upper surface of the transparent substrate; and stabilizer filling step: applying a stabilizer to the upper surface of the transparent substrate to fill the stabilizer penetrates into the pores on the upper surface of the transparent substrate. The low surface energy film reduces the adhesion of the hardened photosensitive material, and the stabilizer maintains the structure of the low surface energy film, so that the resin tank bottom plate has both oleophobic and hydrophobic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Jeng-Ywan Jeng, Ming-Hua Ho, Ping-Hsun Tsai
  • Patent number: 11945176
    Abstract: A method for shaping a composite material, the method comprising positioning a composite system in a press tool, the press tool comprising a male mold and a corresponding female mold separated by a gap, wherein the male mold and the female mold each independently have a non-planar molding surface, compressing the composite system between the male mold and the female mold by closing the gap between the male mold and the female mold; and maintaining the male mold and the female mold in a closed position until the viscosity of the composite system reaches a level sufficient to maintain a molded shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Cytec Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Wybrow, Richard Hollis, Dean Wright, Richard Russell
  • Patent number: 11940250
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a target support system. The target support system includes a support that is operationally configured to hold one or more projectile targets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Robert Woodcock, Lindsay Quebe
  • Patent number: 11926129
    Abstract: A prepreg laminate is provided which includes: a woven fabric prepreg on at least one surface layer; and a discontinuous fiber prepreg; the woven fabric prepreg including reinforcing fibers R1 having a woven structure, and a thermosetting resin A, the discontinuous fiber prepreg including unidirectionally oriented discontinuous reinforcing fibers R2 and a thermosetting resin B, the thermosetting resin A and the thermosetting resin B satisfying the following calorific value condition: calorific value condition: when each of the thermosetting resin A and the thermosetting resin B is heated using a differential scanning calorimeter from 50° C. to 130° C. at 700° C./min under a nitrogen atmosphere followed by retention at 130° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kentaro Adachi, Yuzo Fujita, Takuya Karaki
  • Patent number: 11770895
    Abstract: A resin member is formed from a resin material containing filler and an insulating base polymer as a main component. The resin member includes an alignment layer close to a surface of the resin member. The alignment layer includes the filler aligned in the surface direction and the base polymer filling the space between pieces of the filler. The alignment layer includes a carbonized portion that is carbonized matter of the base polymer, contains graphite, and provides electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventors: Akihumi Kurita, Masato Ichikawa, Tsuyoshi Arai, Takeshi Kusano, Masashi Mori
  • Patent number: 11753734
    Abstract: Systems and method for fabricating a metal core truss panel with seamlessly embedded features in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a method for producing a metal core truss panel composite, the method including fabricating a sacrificial core truss panel including a plurality of interconnected truss members and at least one embedded feature, and plating the sacrificial core truss panel with a layer of metal forming a metal core truss panel including a plurality of interconnected metal truss members and at least one seamlessly embedded metal feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Douglas C. Hofmann, Scott N. Roberts
  • Patent number: 11692113
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for forming sol-gels, sol-gel films and substrates, such as vehicle components, having a sol-gel film disposed thereon. At least one method of forming a sol-gel includes mixing a metal alkoxide, an acid stabilizer, and an organic solvent to form a first mixture having about 10 wt % or less water content based on the total weight of the first mixture. The method includes mixing an organosilane with the first mixture to form a second mixture having about 10 wt % or less water content based on the total weight of the second mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James A. Moore, Daniel W. Huff, Dennis K. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11691376
    Abstract: A sheet humidifying device, a method, and a cardboard sheet manufacturing device are provided with: a pre-heating roll that has an outer peripheral surface on which a corrugating medium is wrapped; and a humidified water jetting device that jets humidified water onto the outer peripheral surface of the pre-heating roll on which the corrugating medium has not been wrapped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Inventor: Takashi Nitta
  • Patent number: 11642621
    Abstract: An acidic gas separation membrane sheet causes an acidic gas to selectively permeate therethrough. The acidic gas separation membrane sheet includes a first porous layer, a hydrophilic resin composition layer, and a second porous layer in this order. A second peel strength between the second porous layer and the hydrophilic resin composition layer is less than a first peel strength between the first porous layer and the hydrophilic resin composition layer. An average value of the second peel strength is within a range of greater than or equal to 5 N/m and less than or equal to 500 N/m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Hironori Takemoto, Kohei Yamamoto, Shohei Kasahara, Osamu Hirose
  • Patent number: 11498240
    Abstract: A wood substrate or member is included, having an increased density with respect to natural, untreated wood. The process includes drying the wood prior to application of heat and pressure, which are controlled to reduce or eliminate color change on a surface of the wood member where heat and pressure are applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: AHF, LLC
    Inventors: Travis E. Bjorkman, Brian W. Beakler, Luke P. Marra
  • Patent number: 11345618
    Abstract: A full-effective reverse osmosis membrane element and a water purification machine are provided. The reverse osmosis membrane element includes a reverse osmosis membrane (20) and a central tube (10) provided with several water-inlet holes (11). The reverse osmosis membrane (20) is wound around the central tube (10) and covers each water-inlet hole (11) and forms a raw water flow channel. Two sides of the reverse osmosis membrane (20) are sealed by first and second water division bands (21) (22). The first water division band (21) and the central tube (10) form a first concentrated water-outlet (211). The first water division band (21) and the reverse osmosis membrane (20) form a second concentrated water-outlet (212). The second water division band (22) and the reverse osmosis membrane (20) form a first raw water-inlet (221). The second water division band (22) and the central tube (10) form a second raw water-inlet (222).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Jing Lei, Guoping Li, Juan Wang
  • Patent number: 11315809
    Abstract: A device comprises a first seal member, a second seal member, a first circuit member, a second circuit member and one or more compressive members. The first seal member has a first outer portion having a first seal portion, and a first inner portion located inward of the first outer portion. The second seal member has a second outer portion having a second seal portion, and a second inner portion located inward of the second outer portion. The first seal portion and the second seal portion are bonded together. The first circuit member and the second circuit member are shut in a closed space which is enclosed by the first inner portion and the second inner portion. One of the compressive members is located between the first seal member and the first circuit member or located between the second seal member and the second circuit member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Osamu Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 11196167
    Abstract: The manufacturing method of the antenna pattern has: a step of forming a dipole antenna on a front surface of a continuous substrate while conveying the continuous substrate; and a step of forming a sub-element on a back surface of the continuous substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Rodly Escaro, Yoshimitsu Maeda, Faiz Adi Ezarudin Bin Adib, Miki Ota
  • Patent number: 11186049
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for designing composite parts. One embodiment is a method for fabricating a composite part. The method includes receiving a design that defines a stacking sequence for a composite charge comprising plies that have different fiber orientations, defining a splice zone within the design, modifying the design by splicing plies in a manner that accommodates ply slippage when the composite charge is formed to a contour, and fabricating a composite part based on the design that was modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Cynthia G. Feng
  • Patent number: 11043883
    Abstract: In a method for manufacturing lamination stacks of controlled height in a tool, starting, material is provided as continuous strip delivered from a coil or as an individual sheet. Laminations are punched from the starting material in several punching steps to a required contour of the laminations. A heat-curing adhesive is applied onto the laminations prior to performing a last punching step. The laminations are combined to a lamination stack. The laminations of the lamination stack are partially or completely heated in a lamination storage. The adhesive is liquefied by heating the lamination stack to build up adhesion and then solidified. Curing the adhesive at the liquefying temperature or solidifying the adhesive in the tool by cooling and subsequently heating the adhesive to a temperature below the liquefying temperature is possible so that the adhesive does not melt but undergoes further curing resulting in higher temperature stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Kienle + Spiess GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Blocher, Steffen Bauer, Andras Bardos
  • Patent number: 11027517
    Abstract: Decorative laminates including thermoplastic ink layers and related methods are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a reinforcing layer to provide a rigidity to a decorative laminate, thermoplastic ink applied to the reinforcing layer to form a decorative pattern of the decorative laminate, and a film layer coupled to the thermoplastic ink to form the decorative laminate. The film layer is to preserve the decorative pattern. The thermoplastic ink is solidified when the film layer is coupled to the thermoplastic ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jason W. Drexler, John Christopher Wilde
  • Patent number: 10933282
    Abstract: A reservoir provided in a hard-point fixture is pre-loaded with a curable adhesive, where the reservoir is protected from the curing radiation. The fixture is placed on a target surface and the adhesive is extruded from the reservoir into a space between the fixture and the target surface. An irradiating device to cure the adhesive is provided in the fixture and activated to couple the fixture to the surface. Once the curing process is complete, the fixture is released from the placement system leaving the fixture affixed to the target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel King, Isaac Ehrenberg, Alexander Sawyer, Graham Arrick, Juliette E. Mahaffey, William McFarland, David Carter
  • Patent number: 10731346
    Abstract: A cover board for use in a roofing system includes a core formed from recycled material. The core has a first major surface and a second major surface. The recycled material includes a plastic material. A fiberglass coating including at least one layer of fiberglass material overlies at least one of the first major surface and the second major surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas L. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10655761
    Abstract: A tubing or fitting assembly has an inner tube layer, an outer tube layer, a sleeve, a tip portion, and can have a nut. Each of the nut, sleeve, inner and outer tubing layers, and tip portion have a passageway therethrough, with at least the passageways in the sleeve, tip portion, outer tube layer, and nut adapted to allow the inner tube layer to pass therethrough or extend over the inner layer. The tip portion can be molded over an end portion of the inner tube layer and also over a portion of the sleeve. The sleeve may include a retention feature in the form of a lip which extends into the tip portion, and also a narrower portion so that the tip portion and sleeve remain coupled together. The inner and outer tubing layers can also be retained by an interference fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: IDEX Health & Science LLC
    Inventors: Craig Graham, Eric Beemer, Scott Ellis, Troy Sanders, Nathaniel Nienhuis
  • Patent number: 10636655
    Abstract: Methods for asymmetric deposition of a material on a structure formed on a substrate are provided herein. In some embodiments, a method for asymmetric deposition of a material includes forming a plasma from a process gas comprising ionized fluorocarbon (CxFy) particles, depositing an asymmetric fluorocarbon (CxFy) polymer coating on a first sidewall and a bottom portion of an opening formed in a first dielectric layer using angled CxFy ions, depositing a metal, metallic nitride, or metallic oxide on a second sidewall of the opening, and removing the CxFy polymer coating from the first sidewall and the bottom portion of the opening to leave an asymmetric deposition of the metal, metallic nitride, or metallic oxide on the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Ben-Li Sheu, Bencherki Mebarki, Joung Joo Lee, Ismail Emesh, Roey Shaviv, Xianmin Tang
  • Patent number: 10589503
    Abstract: A method of making the asphalt shingles includes applying a substrate to a layer of shingle-forming material, the substrate having indicators at predetermined spaced-apart distances, with the indicators being sensed as the shingle-forming layer is moved along a predetermined path, with adhesive zones being applied to the shingle such that the application of the adhesive zones is synchronized in response to sensing the locations of the indicators, and with the shingle-forming layer then being cut into individual shingles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Robert L. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10551123
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laundry dryer, in particular a domestic laundry dryer, which has a drum intended for laundry to be dried. The drum is provided with at least one air line for supplying air or discharging air. The laundry dryer is characterized in that the air line can be closed by means of a temperature-activated air-flow blocking unit, which contains an expansion material that expands at a temperature caused by a fire to such an extent that the air line is closed thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventor: Gerhard Stegerwald
  • Patent number: 10448510
    Abstract: A multilayer substrate includes a base in which insulating base material layers including a thermoplastic resin are stacked, a conductor provided on at least one of the insulating base material layers, a ground electrode and a ground conductor, and a metal member connected to the conductor. The metal member is disposed inside the base and includes a portion extending in at least a stacking direction of the insulating base material layers and a portion extending in a planar direction parallel or substantially parallel to a principal surface of the insulating base material layers, and the metal member defines at least a portion of a circuit in contact with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Isamu Morita, Kuniaki Yosui
  • Patent number: 10329772
    Abstract: A “SELF-ADHESIVE COATING FOR MASONRY” characterized in that it comprises a decorative high-pressure laminated sheet having a thickness between 0.6 mm and 0.8 mm combined with an EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) cover having a thickness between 0.8 mm and 1.0 mm, resulting in a product having a final thickness between 1.4 mm and 1.8 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Carlos Alfredo Lima
  • Patent number: 10325863
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes an insulating film. The insulating film includes a first insulating particle, and a second insulating particle. A particle size of at least one of the first insulating particle or the second insulating particle exceeds 0 nm and being not more than 30 nm. An average size of a void between the first insulating particle and the second insulating particle exceeds 0 nm and being not more than 10 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Masakuni Ikagawa
  • Patent number: 10294669
    Abstract: A sealing method developed for a roofing system alternative to conventional asphalt shingles or metal roof coverings and for sealing walls and floors for tiled surfaces such as shower stalls and the like. The concepts described herein are readily applicable to waterproofing most kinds of walls, ceilings, roofs and floors, and any fixtures or other components that must pass through the wall, ceiling, roof or floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Breghtway Construction Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: William Prygon
  • Patent number: 10264666
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming an internal electromagnetic interference (EMI) shield in a mold cap formed over a printed circuit board (PCB). The method includes forming a trench in the mold cap, the trench extending continuously from a first edge of the mold cap to a second edge of the mold cap, where the trench defines a trench pattern corresponding to desired locations of the internal EMI shield. The method further includes sealing an elastomeric pad on a top surface of the mold cap to form a channel, the channel including at least the trench formed in the mold cap; and filling the channel with a conductive epoxy using a vacuum configured to draw the conductive epoxy from a dispenser, connected to the first edge of the mold cap, through the channel to the second edge of the mold cap based on pressure differential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Deog Soon Choi, Ah Ron Lee
  • Patent number: 10113314
    Abstract: An asphalt shingle having an asphalt-coated substrate sheet with a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein a liquid release layer is applied on the bottom surface of the asphalt shingle instead of conventional backing particulates. The liquid release layer may help the shingle proceed through the manufacturing machinery without sticking and may prevent the adhesion of the bottom surface of the asphalt shingle to an adjacent shingle in a stack of shingles upon experiencing a pressure up to around four pounds per square inch, a temperature of around eighty degrees Celsius or below. The liquid release agent may also prevent adhesion of adjacent shingles in a stack at various temperature and pressures for at least fourteen days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
    Inventor: David Humphreys
  • Patent number: 10062518
    Abstract: A dye adsorption method and a dye adsorption apparatus is provided in this disclosure. The dye adsorption method includes a dye adsorption step. In the dye adsorption step, a dye is injected into and flowed through a space between two electrodes of a solar cell facing each other to obtain at least one dye-adsorbed electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, Formosa Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Po-Tsung Hsiao, Jung-Pin Chiou, Yung-Liang Tung, Chih-Chou Chang, Liang-Kun Huang, Po-Min Chen, Wan-Tun Hung
  • Patent number: 10037853
    Abstract: A dye adsorption method and a dye adsorption apparatus is provided in this disclosure. The dye adsorption method includes a dye adsorption step. In the dye adsorption step, a dye is injected into and flowed through a space between two electrodes of a solar cell facing each other to obtain at least one dye-adsorbed electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, Formosa Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Po-Tsung Hsiao, Jung-Pin Chiou, Yung-Liang Tung, Chih-Chou Chang, Liang-Kun Huang, Po-Min Chen, Wan-Tun Hung
  • Patent number: 9918483
    Abstract: A sheet for packaging edible meat is provided that includes a layer A and a layer B thermally adhered to each other. In the sheet, the layer A is a wet-laid nonwoven fabric produced by mixing a first core-in-sheath fiber (a) having a core made of polyester and a sheath made of polyethylene, a second core-sheath fiber (b) having a core made of polyester and a sheath made of a low-melting-point polyester, and an ultrafine polyester fiber (c). The layer B is a spunbonded nonwoven fabric produced from a third core-sheath fiber having a core made of polyester and a sheath made of polyethylene. Also a casing for packaging edible meat is provided that is formed from the sheet for packaging edible meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: OCI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeo Okami, Hajime Itoshiro, Yasuhiko Ogi, Hidekazu Kito
  • Patent number: 9856404
    Abstract: A self-heating sealant or adhesive may be formed using multi-compartment microcapsules dispersed within a sealant or adhesive. The multi-compartment microcapsules produce heat when subjected to a stimulus (e.g., a compressive force, a magnetic field, or combinations thereof). In some embodiments, the multi-compartment microcapsules have first and second compartments separated by an isolating structure adapted to rupture in response to the stimulus, wherein the first and second compartments contain reactants that come in contact and react to produce heat when the isolating structure ruptures. In some embodiments, the multi-compartment microcapsules are shell-in-shell microcapsules each having an inner shell contained within an outer shell, wherein the inner shell defines the isolating structure and the outer shell does not allow the heat-generating chemistry to escape the microcapsule upon rupture of the inner shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Campbell, Joseph Kuczynski, Kevin A. Splittstoesser, Timothy J. Tofil
  • Patent number: 9856937
    Abstract: A friction material for a motor vehicle drive train component is provided. The friction material includes an outer circumference, an inner circumference, an engagement surface configured for engaging with and disengaging from a mating component and a coined section extending between at least one of the outer circumference and the engagement surface and the inner circumference and the engagement surface. A method of forming a friction material for a motor vehicle drive train component is also provided. The method includes attaching a first axial surface of the friction material to a support and coining at least one of an inner circumference and an outer circumference at a second axial surface of a friction material to form a coined section. The second axial surface is on an opposite side as the first axial surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jasmina Subotic, Brian Stoller
  • Patent number: 9840107
    Abstract: A sheet material for use as a dissolvable decal comprises a dissolvable paper or polymer layer whose dissolvability in water is enhanced using a temporary water barrier. In one embodiment, the sheet material comprises a dissolvable paper stock layer coated with the temporary water barrier layer in the form of an acrylate polymer. To create the decal, one or more ink layers are applied, either on top of the temporary water barrier, or between the temporary water barrier and a top face of the dissolvable paper stock. The sheet material also comprises a removable release liner comprising a sheet with a silicone release coating on one side. In use, the paper/plastic liner is removed and the resulting decal is then positioned on a vehicle. The decal remains on the vehicle, but it is ultimately removable under high pressure water conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Moises Rudelman
  • Patent number: 9833982
    Abstract: A method and a process for the production of high pressure laminate is disclosed using conventional manufacturing equipment without the use of melamine-formaldehyde resin pre-impregnated decorative print, solid, or overlay papers or combinations thereof. The method and process of making the disclosed laminate product utilize the assembly of a plurality of pre-impregnated Kraft papers independently saturated with melamine-formaldehyde resin, phenol-formaldehyde resin, and/or a bilayer coated construction of Kraft paper simultaneously containing both resins on opposing surfaces. The resulting pre-impregnated Kraft based components are assembled into the core layer and combined with the desired decorative layer assembly composed of untreated decorative print, solid, and/or overlay papers, or combinations thereof, prior to consolidation into a finished laminate using standard heat and pressure commonly known to those skilled in the art.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey Martin
  • Patent number: 9566823
    Abstract: Panels having a decorative surface may include a substrate and a top layer, and the top layer may include a paper layer having a printed pattern. A method for manufacturing such panels may involve providing the paper layer with at least a portion of the printed pattern. Providing the portion of the printed pattern may involve depositing pigment containing inks on the paper layer using a digital inkjet printer. The pigments may be color pigments. The digital inkjet printer may include print heads with nozzles for firing the pigment containing ink onto the paper layer. The dry weight of the total volume of the pigment containing inks deposited on the paper layer and contained in the portion of the printed pattern may be lower than 15 grams per square meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Benjamin Clement, Luc De Boe
  • Patent number: 9491936
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing a fishhook with as fish attractant comprises the following steps: (1) pouring the attractant and clad material into ethanol, then stirring them uniform to form suspension, wherein solid content of the suspension is controlled between 10% and 50%; (2) making the suspension stick to the surface of the fishhook by spraying or soaking, then evaporating the solvent by blowing hot wind so that the attractant acting as solute is coagulated on the surface of the fishhook, covers the whole fishhook. When using the fishhook of the present invention for fishing, there is no need to bring your own bait. The fishhook can be directly put into water, and the attractant enveloping the fishhook will send out scent and attract fish school in water. The combination of fishing bait and fishhook as an organic whole cannot only improve fishing rate but also be easier to carry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Feizhou Wang
  • Patent number: 9457434
    Abstract: A method for securing sandwich structures together, especially vehicle structures. In one embodiment, two sandwich structures are perpendicularly secured together, where a first one of the sandwich structures includes a micro-truss core having one unit cell geometry and second one of the sandwich structures includes a micro-truss core having different unit cell geometry. The micro-truss core of the second sandwich structure includes a micro-truss extension fabricated at the same time as the micro-truss core and having the same unit cell geometry as the micro-truss core for the first sandwich structure. The extension is inserted in an open area between face sheets in the first sandwich structure so that it abuts against the micro-truss core in the first sandwich structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Nilesh D. Mankame, Jan H. Aase, Mark O. Vann
  • Patent number: 9362527
    Abstract: To provide a functional film having excellent bending resistance and stability under high temperature and high humidity conditions, a method for producing the same, and an electronic device including the functional film. A functional film including a resin base, a functional inorganic layer arranged on the resin base, and a hybrid layer arranged on at least one surface of the functional inorganic layer, in which the hybrid layer contains a polysiloxane and fine resin particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Chiyoko Takemura
  • Patent number: 9159018
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrically-conductive pattern includes selectively electroplating the top portions of a substrate that corresponds to the pattern, and separating the conductive pattern from the substrate. The electroplating may also include electrically connecting the conductive pattern to an electrical component. Conductive ink, such as ink including carbon particles, may be selectively placed on the conductive substrate to facilitate plating of the desired pattern and/or to facilitate separation of the pattern from the substrate. An example of a conductive pattern is an antenna for a radio-frequency identification (RFID) device such as a label or a tag. One example of an electrical component that may be electrically connected to the antenna, is an RFID strap or chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: James P. Coleman, David N. Edwards, Ian J. Forster, Pradeep Iyer, Mark A. Licon
  • Patent number: 9133296
    Abstract: Herein are disclosed an apparatus and method for reaction injection molding of polyurethane foam. In the method, a recirculation loop containing polyols along with an effective amount of water, and a recirculation loop containing isocyanates, are each partially evacuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Sargent, David R. Dow, Grady A Dunham, Douglas E. Earl, Jeffrey P. Lenzendorf
  • Patent number: 9058993
    Abstract: The present invention provides continuous, free-standing metal oxide films and methods for making said films. The methods are able to produce large-area, flexible, thin films having one or more continuous, single-crystalline metal oxide domains. The methods include the steps of forming a surfactant monolayer at the surface of an aqueous solution, wherein the headgroups of the surfactant molecules provide a metal oxide film growth template. When metal ions in the aqueous solution are exposed to the metal oxide film growth template in the presence of hydroxide ions under suitable conditions, a continuous, free-standing metal oxide film can be grown from the film growth template downward into the aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Xudong Wang, Zhenqiang Ma, Fei Wang, Jung-Hun Seo
  • Patent number: 9028631
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive fabric paper that is used in color printers for personal computers, printing machines for indoor and outdoor advertisement, wide format printers, plotters, and so on to print colored images. In the invention, the rear side of the fabric is not subjected to gray coating and white coating, and the front side of the fabric is coated with a coating solution containing at least one fixation-strengthening agent selected from among titanium dioxide, silicon oil, silicon dioxide, polyoxyethylene sorbitan trioleate, and polyvinyl alcohol. The adhesive fabric paper shows the same functions as those of the rear side coating layer and can be manufactured by a simpler process at reduced costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Sang Young Lee
  • Publication number: 20150107175
    Abstract: Structural systems having coated structural members with enhanced durability are provided, along with methods of making and using the same. Structural members including at least one coating material applied to a substrate that comprises at least one protrusion may exhibit increased strength and/or durability and may be less likely fail during use. For example, structural members as described herein exhibit an improved resistance to cracking when a force is applied to the protrusion. Structural systems according to embodiments of the present invention can be suitable for use in a variety of applications, including in ready-to-assemble furniture or cabinetry applications or as building and construction materials such as wall board, flooring, trim, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Chad Alan Frazier, Subramanian Easwaran Iyer, Steven Lee Stafford
  • Patent number: 8992720
    Abstract: A pressure sensitive adhesive composition is described comprising a polyisobutylene polymer having a first functional group and an acrylic polymer having a second functional group present in the acrylic polymer backbone. The first and second functional groups form a hydrogen bond. In some embodiments, the adhesive composition further comprises a crosslinker that covalently crosslinks the second functional group(s) present in the polymer backbone of the acrylic polymer. Also described are adhesive articles, such as a tape, methods of adhesively bonding, and methods of making a pressure sensitive adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Vivek Bharti, Guy D. Joly, Shujun Wang, Peiwang Zhu, Babu N. Gaddam, Sanat Mohanty, Jingjing Ma
  • Publication number: 20150068675
    Abstract: A method of protecting electronic display touch screens, keyboards and membrane switches on outdoor installation such as fuel dispensers and ATMs by covering them with a protective film piece cut to size and affixed thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Derek Zahajko, Michael Zahajko
  • Patent number: 8962213
    Abstract: Methods of making reinforced membrane electrode assemblies are described. Catalyst coated free standing microporous layers and reinforced membrane electrode assemblies are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Ruichun Jiang, Matthew Dioguardi, Michael T. Flanagan, Craig S. Gittleman
  • Publication number: 20150037588
    Abstract: Provided is a photosensitive resin composition which has excellent heat resistance, pore explosion resistance, empty foam resistance and crack resistance. A photosensitive resin composition of the present invention contains (A) a carboxyl group-containing resin, (B) a photopolymerization initiator, (C) a diluent solvent, (D) a compound that has two or more ethylenically unsaturated groups in each molecule and (E) a thermosetting component that has two or more cyclic ether groups and/or cyclic thioether groups in each molecule.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: TAIYO INK (SUZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Kato
  • Publication number: 20150018791
    Abstract: A gap-patterned wound dressing, including a patterned foam structure having a gap patterned side and a non-gap patterned side, wherein the gap patterned side includes a pattern of foam gaps disposed between foam areas dosed with honey, where the pattern of foam gaps is formed by the honey dosed areas; and wherein a wound in contact with the gap patterned side discharges an exudate which substantially collects in the individual ones of the foam gaps causing honey in the individual ones of the honey dosed areas to be substantially dispersed throughout a wound treatment zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: GREG DEVENISH, Howard Kenneth Payne
  • Publication number: 20140353928
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention comprises a self-stick weather stripping, seal or other gasket structure which does not utilize a separate removable release layer. In some embodiments, a fibrous material or open or closed cell foam core material will be surmounted by a polyethylene (of a variety of different densities), vinyl, polypropylene, nylon, polyester or other conformable skin backing which has been permanently affixed to the core layer. An embodiment of the upper surface of the backing will be coated with a material such as silicone or any other low surface energy material which functions as a release coating when the adhesive surface of the core material is pressed against it. By permanently bonding the upper surface to the core/base material it now becomes a permanent component of the core/base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Steven R. Nethery